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Hollywood’s finances are collapsing,
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 2/12/2024 1:22:11 AM

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood is experiencing a disastrous winter. People aren’t going to the movies, opting instead to stay home. Obviously, part of the issue is streaming, which has upended the old business model. However, one cannot ignore the fact that today’s movies are awful, whether because they’re mechanical, recycled garbage, or because they’re preachy, painfully woke garbage. Watching a couple of movies from 51 and 50 years ago, respectively, will help you appreciate just how bad most modern movies really are. Here’s the news from The Hollywood Reporter: Domestic box office revenue year-to-date of $581.2

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought 2/12/2024 1:25:57 AM (No. 1655918)
Kids are gaming and YouTube - both of which are solitary activities. She's right about the Godzilla -One movie. American audiences cry at multile points over the plight of the sympathetic characters. Women who see it like the movie - it has a strong family dynamic. There's an obvious hero's journey story arc for the male lead. The kaiju (a stand-in for war) is brutal. The movie looks like it was made for $200 million - it shames Disney's CGI trash. All that yet still it's in Japanese with English subtitles.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 2/12/2024 1:29:17 AM (No. 1655919)
Great news. They make crap, propaganda, anti-American movies...and nobody pays to watch them. Perhaps some new leadership will decide to make money by making movies that people WILL watch.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FJB 2022 23 24 2/12/2024 3:22:09 AM (No. 1655935)
So much of it is not just awful, it's trash, then paired with the celebrities and the producers who think they can dictate to the "little people" how and what to think when it comes to politics. That is a turnoff. I wouldn't spend one red cent watching a movie or TV show, no matter how criticly acclaimed, starring one of these overinflated egotists.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 2/12/2024 4:40:29 AM (No. 1655941)
Not only did mainstream America predict this outcome, we applaud it. Modern movies and TV programming suck out loud, the prices are ridiculous for both in-theater entertainment and cable and the same old recycled stars are working out their contracts while new people, when used, are not talented or likeable nor do they represent the heart of America. I'm glad they mentioned the deterioration of background "music." The last best effort was heard in the Harry Potter series through the genius of John Williams. The downfall of many "stars" came about due to their ignorant, off-screen activism. Somehow they thought that insulting their audience was a smart thing to do.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mifla 2/12/2024 5:33:23 AM (No. 1655953)
Been watching less and less TV and more of my dvd movie collection. With the exception of a few independent movies, haven't been in a theater for years. $15 to watch a remake of a remake. No thanks. Cutting the cable cord is next. The price goes up monthly.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hershey 2/12/2024 6:04:42 AM (No. 1655983)
Sorry, but my tiny battery powered violin is out of power...and I actually can't remember when my spouse and I went to a movie theater, or what the movie was...just watched the Mission Impossible on streaming video and it was really impossible...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley 2/12/2024 7:56:53 AM (No. 1656058)
I havent been to the movies in years. If I want to get robbed I'll go to a seedy section of town and cut out the middle man. Nowadays I watch the good old TV series like Adam-12, Emergency, Star Trek and the horse operas. Occasional social messages, but also good stories where the good guy wins without changing his sex or shacking up with someone of a different race.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday 2/12/2024 8:06:58 AM (No. 1656063)
I can remember my last in theater movie I attended....Apollo 13. Posters are correct about the lousy and woke movies but there is also the fact that streaming to your in-home big screen is just so damned much more convenient and less expensive. I would not want to be investing in movie theaters now. Their day is pretty much done.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: smokincol 2/12/2024 8:43:06 AM (No. 1656098)
I really don't like "movies" but that's why I won't watch a movie made after 1955 - I'll watch any Sherlock Holmes movie with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce ad infinitum and - "A Walk In The Sun" with Dana Andrews and some of the best supporting cast in the business at the time and - "Battleground" with Van Johnson and a great supporting cast about the 101st in Bastogne, I saw it as a pre teen and have loved that movie since they don't make movies like those any more it's all special effects and skin ... too much skin and not enough substance and the dialogue is trite and juvenile, like the "actors" who portray the characters
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 3XALADY 2/12/2024 8:44:55 AM (No. 1656099)
I went to see a movie, When the _____ Sings, (sorry, don't remember all the title). Popcorn and soda - $20+. So I asked for a bottle of water. $7. I ended up with a cup and free water from the soda thingy. It's not that I couldn't afford the popcorn, soda or water. It's that sometimes cost exceeds the value and I don't go there. Last movie before that was probably Fried Green Tomatoes. Was treated to the movie by a friend so I don't know what the movie ticket was but I imagine it was around $15. I have not done much for Hollywood's bottom line.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 2/12/2024 9:11:40 AM (No. 1656127)
Hollywood is dying because they hasn't had an original idea in decades. Everything is either a sequel, prequel, remake or reboot. Everything else is a comic book superhero movie made for grown, male nerd children. Between that and sitting in a theater with uncivilized, feral patrons, it's much better and cheaper to watch movies in the comfort of your own home.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: RayLRiv 2/12/2024 9:21:53 AM (No. 1656133)
I'm good with that. During the Super Bowl I saw previews and trailers for upcoming movies - nothing but sequels, revamping old movies with woke characters and the tired Marvel superhero genre. Hollywood's demise can't come fast enough.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SkyKing1222 2/12/2024 11:33:28 AM (No. 1656250)
The only reason Hollywood (and the Tech Industry), in their present forms, have survived is because of all the money printed up in the last 25 years. Normal market forces would have destroyed these entities two decades ago. Think about how different the Afghan/Iraq wars would have gone, had Bush had to pay upfront for them.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: privateer 2/12/2024 11:41:08 AM (No. 1656258)
I agree with 9 about Sherlock Holmes. I own the entire 14 film series of Rathbone and Bruce. Even the WWII era ones---Homes would be pushing 90!---are still highly enjoyable. The only few times I've been to a theater were to see DeSouza films, or the live broadcast of The Magic Flute' at the Metropolitan.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 2/12/2024 1:19:38 PM (No. 1656330)
Plus the tickets are too expensive.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99 2/12/2024 3:14:25 PM (No. 1656401)
#10, that would be “Where the Crawdads Sing”. A wonderful adaptation of a wonderful book. Interestingly, the two main characters were played by Brits.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: 3XALADY 2/12/2024 7:36:01 PM (No. 1656536)
Thank you, #16. I have senior moments. I did enjoy the movie. I forgot another favorite of mine was 'Throw Mama From The Train.' I would rather read a book.
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